#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 107 – 110: Pamela Hutcherson, Joseph R Wharton, Jose Manuel Meza Avendano, Bernard Lofton

Today I ran in remembrance of Pamela Hutcherson of Antioch, TN. Hutcherson was suicidal and had already shot at the family dog when cops came to her condo. Rather than getting her the help she needed, they executed her after kicking in her door.

I also ran in remembrance of Joseph R Wharton of Centralia, WA. Wharton was walking behind a local coffee shop when he encountered police. He tried to run, and when he got caught at a fence, he was executed.

I also ran in remembrance of Jose Manuel Meza Avendano of Phoenix, AZ. Avendano’s car had apparently broken down near the local fairgrounds when police showed up. After tasing Avendano for having a sheathed sword, police executed him in the street.

And I ran in remembrance of Bernard Lofton of Parkville, MD. Lofton and an associate had apparently impersonated cops and were in the process of executing a no-knock warrant when “real” cops showed up and executed Lofton while leaving his associate alive.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 103-106: Deonta Mackey, Jedadiah Zillmer, Stephon Averyhart, Dennis B Grohn

Today I ran in remembrance of Deonta Mackey of Chicago, IL. Mackey was a 16 yo kid who made a mistake in choosing to rob someone. His intended victim was an off duty cop who rather than “protecting” Mackey from his bad decision or “serving” him by showing him a better way, chose to execute Mackey there in the convenience store parking lot instead.

I also ran in remembrance of Jedadiah Zillmer of Spokane, WA. Zillmer was a suicidal Army veteran who had been awarded the purple heart due to his service in Afghanistan where he had been shot in the foot and ultimately had to have a partial amputation of a toe. Instead of getting him the help he so desperately needed, six deputies executed him near a busy shopping area.

I also ran in remembrance of Stephon Averyhart of St Louis, MO. Averyhart was in a wreck while being pursued by police. When he tried to walk away, he walked into an alley where he was executed by several police less than five miles and just a few months before a much more famous execution that we’ll get to later this year – Michael Brown. According to those in the area, cops never once spoke to witnesses to the events and have given conflicting reports as to whether the investigation was over by the time of the source report more than six months after the execution.

And I ran in remembrance of Dennis B Grohn of Red Cedar, WI. Grohn was excuted before 2am during a no-knock raid against his house when he attempted to defend it.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 100 – 102: Unnamed Man in Houston, Anthony Bartley, Robert Villa

Today I ran in remembrance of an Unnamed Man in Houston, TX. The man was apparently in the process of a burglary when an off duty cop who was working security at the location came inside the apartment. The man tried to flee, and the officer executed him.

I also ran in remembrance of Anthony Bartley of Jacksonville, FL. Let’s see, where have I heard this story before? Young black man in FL walking through a fairly affluent (golf course based) neighborhood. Cop sees him, he tries to get away, cop executes him. In Florida. Sadly, Bartley became just another statistic in most people’s eyes.

And I ran in remembrance of Robert Villa of Tustin, CA. Villa was having an argument with his mom when she called 911. When the cops came, Villa came out of the apartment unarmed – and cops executed him claiming he had a knife.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 97 – 99: Donald Haynes, Matthew Vincent Serbus, Dawn Marie Pfister

Today I ran in memory of Donald Haynes of Stockton, CA. Haynes was apparently not a pleasant man, who was allegedly beating his wife when he first encountered cops one night. He escaped, and the next morning encountered cops again. This time, officers shot him, then beat him with a baton and sicced a dog on him. Haynes died later at a hospital following this excessive retributive force.

I also ran in memory of Matthew Vincent Serbus and Dawn Marie Pfister of Milwaukee, WI and Elkhorn, WI. Serbus and Pfister had allegedly stolen a car in Colorado and were driving through Minnesota when they were stopped and executed outside of Minneapolis.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 94 – 96: Brad Allen Mason, Keith Walker, Earnest Satterwhite Sr

Today I ran in remembrance of Brad Allen Mason of Kalamazoo, MI. Mason was suspected of a kidnapping and sexual assault earlier in the week when cops entered his apartment building. When he came out holding an airsoft pistol (that fires plastic pellets at non-lethal speeds), he was executed literally across the street from a hospital.

I also ran in remembrance of Keith Walker of Brookshire, TX. Walker had just robbed a bank when an off-duty cop who was working security there fired several times, executing Walker.

And I ran in remembrance of Earnest Satterwhite Sr of North Augusta, SC. Satterwhite was executed in front of his home after having fled a cop who was attempting to arrest him for suspicion of DUI.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 91 – 93: Earl Edward Clauge Jr, Stephen Wayne Ross, Johnny Rico Richardson

Today I ran in remembrance of Earl Edward Clauge Jr of Perry, FL. Clauge had worked at a local car dealership for many years when he came to it and opened fire one day. A Sheriff’s Deputy getting his patrol car serviced then executed Clauge, so we will never know why Clauge opened fire.

I also ran in remembrance of Stephen Wayne Ross of Glendale, AZ. Ross was pinned in a local grocery store shopping center parking lot when he attempted to get away from the cops who were trying to arrest him. Instead, they executed him.

And I ran in remembrance of Johnny Rico Richardson of Ruston, LA. Richardson was hanging out with friends in a convenience store parking lot when cops approached these apparently peaceful people. Richardson ran, and after a short chase stopped and put his hands in the air – at which point the cop chasing him executed him.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 88 – 90: Ariel Levy, Anneson Joseph, James L Norris

Today, I ran in memory of Ariel Levy of Hayward, CA. Within weeks of her execution, Levy had called the police department to complain about the way she had been treated by officers. When cops showed up for a “welfare check” a few weeks later, they executed her when she attempted to defend herself from further aggression.

I also ran in memory of Anneson Joseph of Palm Beach, FL. Joseph was having some form of medical emergency when he was executed by cops rather than getting him the help he clearly needed. The local Sheriff said in media reports at the time that Joseph was on narcotics of some form, but this was proven false weeks later when Josheph’s autopsy was released.

And I ran in memory of James L Norris of Wilmington, MD. When a cop spoke to Norris, he verbally threatened the cop, at which time the cop executed him.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 84 – 87: Mark Garcia, Unnamed Man in Philadelphia, Don Pooley, Randall Hatori

Today I ran in remembrance of Mark Garcia of Chicago, IL. Garcia likely had a long-standing drug problem and is suspected of being involved in several robberies in the area, when an off-duty cop encountered him during another robbery. After a fight, the cop executed Garcia there in the store while the cop’s wife and kids sat in the car outside.

I also ran in remembrance of an Unnamed Man in Philadelphia, PA who was apparently not a pleasant fellow, having served jail time for rape and other charges when he was involved in a robbery. When a cop encountered him, the man tried to fight back but the cop ultimately drew his gun and executed the man in the street for non-capital offenses without first presenting the case to a Grand Jury.

I also ran in remembrance of Don Pooley of Arvada, CO. Pooley was executed by cops after opening the door to receive food the cops had brought him as part of negotiations over a hostage situation Pooley was involved in.

And I ran in remembrance of Randall Hatori of Kona, HA. The circumstances of Hatori’s execution aren’t clear from the reports, but it appears that his executioner was attempting to arrest the driver of the truck Hatori was riding in when he ran away. After a chase and struggle, Hatori was placed in handcuffs and “became unresponsive”, dying later after being taken to a local hospital.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 80 – 83: Michael Bourquin-Burch, Zachary Ryan Andrews, Kevin Dejon Grissett, Alton Reaves

Today I ran in remembrance of Michael Bourquin-Burch of Spanaway, WA. Per witness accounts, Bourquin-Burch was not told the reason why the truck he was in was pulled over, and as he reached to put his hands up, he was punched in the side by one of the cops present. At that point, Bouquin-Burch began to defend himself, including using Mace against his attackers – who proceeded to execute him just outside the truck his girlfriend and friend were sitting in.

I also ran in remembrance of Zachary Ryan Andrews of Laughlin, NV. Andrews was executed after robbing a convenience store by a cop who had already shot two other men in his career, though he hadn’t killed either of them.

I also ran in remembrance of Kevin Dejon Grissett of Fayetteville, NC. Grissett was executed after trying to evade cops who were trying to stop his car “in connection with” a drug investigation. No details were provided of the connection, nor are drug crimes capital offenses.

And I ran in remembrance of Alton Reaves of Kingstree, SC. Reaves was executed for allegedly waving a gun in public. Because Reaves was executed on sight, we will never know why he was apparently doing so.

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#1100MilesInRemembrance: Miles 77 – 79: Mark Anthony Ayala, Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui, Michael Paul Napier

Today I ran in remembrance of Michael Anthony Ayala of El Centro, CA. Ayala apparently was not a pleasant man in the day before his execution, having escaped officers after being confronted over striking a woman twice in a parking lot motel and brandishing a gun while escaping. The next day, five cops from three different agencies confronted Ayala and immediately opened fire on him, executing him and injuring a nearby cab driver.

I also ran in remembrance of Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui of Spanish Fork, UT. Garcia-Juaregui was also apparently not a pleasant man, having allegedly stabbed a friend multiple times after a night of drinking, possibly in self defense per some reports. However, he was also denied his Constitutional right to at least a grand jury trial for his potential capital offense when he was executed instead of arrested.

And I ran in remembrance of Michael Paul Napier of Vista, CA. Napier was a potentially recovering drug addict who was working in his garage when cops barged in to arrest him. Instead of arresting him, they executed him claiming he was reaching for a gun, even though no gun was found and the only weapon at all was a small folding knife embedded in the wall near him – but not in his waistband, where he was allegedly reaching when cops murdered him.

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From http://www.crimevoice.com/parolee-at-large-avoids-additional-jail-time-with-shootout/, regarding Michael Anthony Ayala:

The El Centro Police Department announced on Tuesday that the suspect killed at the scene of a law enforcement shootout was a parolee with a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.

An El Centro Police Department press release revealed that Mark Anthony Ayala, 36, of El Centro had been involved in a prior altercation the night before his death. On the night of January 29, a citizen reported a man striking a woman twice in the parking lot of a motel at 670 Adams Ave. Officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate the battery in progress.

Upon arriving, officers witness the man in question fleeing the scene on a bicycle. When policed pursued the suspect, he reportedly brandished a fire arm, threatening the officers. At this time the suspect escaped, but was identified as Ayala.

On January 30, Ayala, who was reported to be a parolee with a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest, again came in contact with the authorities. This time, a shootout ensued when the Imperial County Narcotics Task Force approached him in the 500 block of Woodward Avenue in El Centro. According to the press release, a total of five law enforcement officers from the U.S. Border patrol, Drug Enforcement Agency, and Imperial County District Attorney’s Office were involved in the shootout with multiple officers firing their weapons.

According to Imperial County Deputy Coroner Eric Frazier, Ayala died of multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. A cab driver was treated at the scene for injuries not related to the shooting and no officers were injured. At this time, the El Centro Police Department is taking the lead investigating the incident and collaborating with state and federal agencies.

The Police Department continues to encourage the community to contact the Investigations Division at 760-337-4525 with any information related to Thursday’s shooting incident.

From http://fox13now.com/2014/01/31/details-in-utah-co-shootings-released/, regarding Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui:

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office provided more information about series of shootings that left one officer dead and another critically injured Thursday.

According to Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy, Sgt. Cory Wride saw a pickup truck parked on the side of SR-73 in the Eagle Mountain area.

The hazard lights on the pickup truck were flashing, so Wride made a U-turn and parked behind it.

Investigators determined Wride was in the process of looking up information on the suspect, who was identified as 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia Jauregui, and the vehicle he was in nearly 20 minutes before he was shot and killed.

A board of pardons had issued a warrant for Juaregui on Wednesday, making him a fugitive at the time of the shootings, but Wride had not been able to determine Jauregui was a fugitive before he was shot, Tracy said.

According to documents from the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, Juaregui was paroled from prison December 4, 2012 after serving five years for attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with an incident that occurred in 2007.

The charges stemmed from an argument that began at a party and continued on the drive home from that party. Juaregui allegedly struck the victim and stabbed him repeatedly with a screwdriver, according to the document. “Excessive alcohol was involved,” and the suspect later claimed he was acting in self defense.

A dashboard camera mounted in Wride’s vehicle recorded video of the Eagle Mountain incident.

According to Tracy, the dashcam video shows the suspect opening a sliding window at the rear of the pickup, then shooting through the open window at Wride.

Wride died after sustaining two gunshot wounds.

Early indications that Wride was ambushed do not appear to be correct, Tracy said.

Investigators determined Wride did exit his vehicle and interact with Jauregui and another suspect, an unidentified minor female, at some point during the incident.

After the shooting, the suspect proceeded to the Santaquin area, where he was spotted by Dep. Greg Sherwood, who initiated a brief high-speed chase.

“When our deputy initiated the overhead lights […] to make a stop, the suspect vehicle began to speed away and that’s when our video shows that our deputy was clearly behind him,” Tracy said. “It did not last very long, just a matter of seconds.”

The suspect opened the sliding window again, Tracy said, and opened fire on Sherwood at the intersection of Main St. and Center St. in Santaquin.

Sherwood sustained a head injury and was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for surgery.

“As far as a medical condition update on Deputy Sherwood, he is still in critical condition with a head wound,” Tracy said. “His prognosis still seems to be very good. He was conscious. We were able to visit with him last night, family members and some of the deputies.”

The suspect then went south on I-15 and was involved in a crash with another vehicle in the Nephi area.

Tracy said the suspect encountered several people after the crash and opened fire before hijacking a vehicle.

“At this point, we don’t believe anybody was hit in that third location,” Tracy said in a press conference Thursday evening.

The suspect continued south on I-15 and encountered some sheriff’s deputies from Juab County and was involved in another crash.

“He was engaged by the deputies of Juab County and another firefight ensued and the suspect was critically wounded,” Tracy said.

Officials announced Friday the suspect had died due to his wounds.

From http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/feb/03/vista-deputies-fatal-shooting/, regarding Michael Paul Napier:

The father of an unarmed felon who was fatally shot Friday night by two sheriff’s deputies in Vista is demanding justice, saying deadly force did not have to be used during an attempt to arrest his son.

Michael Paul Napier, 33, was working on a bicycle in his parents’ garage at the Shadowridge Park apartment complex on South Melrose Drive when four deputies approached to arrest him for a drug-related warrant, sheriff’s Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said Monday.

Napier refused commands to show his hands and instead reached for his waistband, Giannantonio said. The two deputies, fearing for their lives, opened fire about 6:20 p.m., the lieutenant said.

Napier, who died at the scene, was a documented Vista gang member with a history of possessing firearms, Giannantonio said. Court records say his pseudonym was “Bullet.”

After the shooting, investigators learned Napier did not have a gun. A folding knife embedded in the garage wall next to where he was working was found and was within arm’s reach, Giannantonio said.

Napier’s father, Charlie Napier, said Monday that the deputies “have a lot of things on that utility belt that they should be utilizing before deadly force.”

He said authorities suggesting his son would have used the knife in the wall against the deputies was a stretch.

“Come on, you don’t take a knife to a gunfight, especially a small one,” he said. “They’re grasping. It just underlines the fact that he was unwarrantedly killed.”

Giannantonio said that in addition to the arrest warrant, Michael Napier also was a suspect in two recent burglaries in Vista.

He said a search of the garage turned up items from a residential burglary on Jan. 25 and a vehicle burglary on Jan. 28 or Jan. 29. The two burglaries occurred on Oak Creek Lane, a street behind the garage where deputies found Napier.

The deputies involved in the shooting are Brandon Boisseranc, a six-year department veteran, and Nicholas Danza, a seven-year department veteran.

Both are members of Vista’s Gang Enforcement Team, Giannantonio said, and were placed on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure following deputy-involved shootings.

The day after Napier was killed, his father told U-T San Diego that his son was bipolar and could not afford the medicine to treat his condition. He also said his son had completed three rehabilitation programs but continued to struggle with drug addiction.

Court records show Napier was convicted in 2007 for having a concealed firearm in a vehicle and in 2010 for second-degree burglary.

His most recent felony case was filed in August, when he was charged with possessing a controlled substance and resisting arrest, according to court records.

Napier had a history of missing court dates. He most recently failed to appear for a hearing in Vista Superior Court on Jan. 30 in a methamphetamine possession case, prompting the judge to issue the warrant for his arrest.

Thoughts and Musings From Jeff